Notification of major interest in shares

1. Identity of the issuer or the underlying issuer of existing shares to which voting rights are attached ii Coca‑Cola HBC AG
2 Reason for the notification (please tick the appropriate box or boxes)
An acquisition or disposal of voting rights

An acquisition or disposal of qualifying financial instruments which may result in the acquisition of shares already issued to which voting rights are attached  
An acquisition or disposal of instruments with similar economic effect to qualifying financial instruments  
An event changing the breakdown of voting rights  

Other (please specify)
Acquisition of own shares by issuer affecting percentage of interest in shares held

 ✓
3. Full name of person(s) subject to the notification obligation: iii Competrol Establishment
4. Full name of shareholder(s)
(if different from 3.): iv

Crescent Holding GmbH
Competrol International Investments Limited

5. Date of the transaction and date on which the threshold is crossed or reached: v Purchase of own shares by Coca‑Cola HBC AG on 10 September 2015
6. Date on which issuer notified 17 December 2015
7. Threshold(s) that is/are crossed or reached 5%

 

8. Notified details
A. Voting rights attached to shares viii, ix
Class / type of shares
if possible using the ISIN CODE
Situation previous to the triggering transaction

Resulting situation after the triggering transaction

Number of shares Number of voting rights Number of shares Number of voting rights % of voting rights
Direct Direct Indirect Direct Indirect
ISIN CH0198251305 Held by Crescent Holding GmbH 9,650,000 9,650,000 9,650,000 9,650,000 0 2.659 0

 

B: Qualifying Financial Instruments
Resulting situation after the triggering transaction
Type of financial instrument Expiration
date
xiii
Exercise / Conversion Period xiv Number of voting rights that may be acquired if the instrument is exercised/ converted. % of voting rights  
EquitySwap held by Competrol International Investments Limited 21 July 2016 21 July 2016 3,500,000 0.964  
EquitySwap held by Competrol International Investments Limited 24 October 2016 24 October 2016 5,000,000 1.378  
C: Financial Instruments with similar economic effect to Qualifying Financial Instruments xv, xvi
Resulting situation after the triggering transaction
Type of financial instrument Exercise price Expiration date xvii Exercise / Conversion period xviii % of voting rights xix, xx
        Nominal  Delta
           
Total (A+B+C)
Number of voting rights Percentage of voting rights
18,150,000 5.001

 

9. Chain of controlled undertakings through which the voting rights and/or the financial instruments are effectively held, if applicable: xxi
Crescent Holding GmbH and Competrol International Investments Limited are ultimately controlled by Competrol Establishment.

 

Proxy Voting:
10. Name of the proxy holder:                       
11. Number of voting rights proxy holder will cease to hold:  
12. Date on which proxy holder will cease to hold voting rights:  

 

13. Additional information: On 10 September 2015, Coca‑Cola HBC AG purchased 75,000 of its ordinary shares. As a result of this repurchasing, the percentage of the aggregate holdings in shares and qualifying financial instruments ultimately held by Competrol Establishment increased from 4.999% to 5.001%.
14. Contact name: Thomas Donegan
15. Contact telephone number: +44 (0)20 7655 5000

 

 

ENQUIRIES
Coca‑Cola HBC Group
Maria Livaniou
Head of Shareholder Services
Tel: +30 210 6183 106
maria.livaniou@cchellenic.com

 

About Coca‑Cola HBC

Coca‑Cola HBC is a leading bottler of The Coca‑Cola Company with a sales volume of more than 2 billion unit cases. It has a broad geographic footprint with operations in 28 countries serving a population of approximately 590 million people. Coca‑Cola HBC offers a diverse range of non-alcoholic ready to drink beverages in the sparkling, juice, water, sport, energy, tea and coffee categories. Coca‑Cola HBC is committed to promoting sustainable development in order to create value for its business and for society. This includes providing products that meet the beverage needs of consumers, fostering an open and inclusive work environment, conducting its business in ways that protect and preserve the environment and contribute to the socio-economic development of the local communities. Coca‑Cola HBC is ranked beverage industry leader in the Dow Jones Sustainably World and Europe Indices, and is also included in the FTSE4Good Index.

Coca‑Cola HBC has a premium listing on the London Stock Exchange (LSE: CCH) and its shares are listed on the Athens Exchange (ATHEX: EEE). For more information, please visit http://www.coca-colahellenic.com.